Validation of the Turkish version of the obsession with Covid-19 scale (OCS)

2021 The Annals of Clinical and Analytical Medicine  
Aim: The validity and reliability of the obsession with the COVID-19 scale developed by Lee (2020) were tested in the USA, but there is no research on this matter in Turkey. Within this scope, the aim of the study is to determine the validity and reliability of the scale in Turkish. Material and Methods: The Obsession with COVID-19 Scale (OCS) has been tested in Turkish individuals. Descriptive statistical analysis, t-tests and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used. Exploratory factor
more » ... nalysis (EFA) was performed to validate the OCS. Maximum likelihood method and confirmatory factor analysis were applied to the model obtained from EFA. Results: The Turkish version of OCS was found to have consistent psychometric properties and construct validity. Discussion: Developing valid screening tools across different cultures is vital for health practitioners and scientists during global infectious disease outbreaks.
doi:10.4328/acam.20598 fatcat:m5rw2uurhbeo7hsz33mrcvc2lm